We have been on deputation for 23 months to go to Argentina as church planting missionaries. We will be leaving for the field on March 24, 2016. We have seen incredible things on deputation. I have narrowed my favorite things to a list of seven. This post is about the personal soul winning of a pastor.
My family and I arrived at the church early. We set our display up, talked with people, and met Pastor and talked with him. We had prayer time with the church. Pastor gave me the opportunity to present what God is doing in our hearts and to preach a message from the Bible. After the service, he asked us to go out to eat with he and his family. We followed the Pastor, not knowing where we would go eat. We drove to a gas station that had a small sandwich shop inside. Up to this point, the events of the night were not very much out of the ordinary. When we entered the gas station, Pastor introduced me to the owner. He said, “This is_____, I led him to Jesus a few month back. He was a Muslim, now he is a Christian.” Over the course of the meal, Pastor told me the story of how this man believed on Jesus, and how his wife was still lost, but how he was praying for her and hoped to see her believe on Jesus soon. I was so excited to see how Pastor personally went after that man with the Gospel of Jesus. I was looking at the fruit of his ministry.
Being a witness is a privilege for every believer. The message of the Gospel, that man may be forgiven of his sins and become a child of God through Jesus, is the most freeing message the world can hear! The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 15:34, “Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.” It is not just the privilege, but also the obligation of every believer to share the Gospel. Jesus gave the Great Commission to the church, and the church is made up of believers. It is our obligation to take the Gospel to the world, and that means we should share the message of the Gospel with those around us!
I was challenged by this Pastor to tell more people about Jesus. It has been one of my favorite things I have seen on deputation.